September 22, 2016

Day 1: Let there be language, God says
Then there was language
And all otherness became loose thoughts

Day 2: God created all nouns
Giving names to everything
And letting them be all kinds of subjects

Day 3: He created verbs
Made everything alive
And let them marry subjects

Day 4: To describe anything
Any body, or any act
He created myriads of modifiers

Day 5: God created all function words
To help humans make sense
Out of His and their own utterances

Day 6: He created grammar
Like a tall ladder
Standing against the Babel Tower

Day 7: God took a break
While watching how words
Parade on the paper or the screen


Changming Yuan, 9-time Pushcart nominee and author of 7 chapbooks, started to learn English at age 19 and published monographs on translation before moving out of China. Currently, Changming edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Yuan in Vancouver, and has poetry appearing in Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, Threepenny Review and 1209 others across 38 countries.


Comments are closed.

Editor’s Ramblings

New Look, Same Magazine

In the immortal words of the Brady kids:

When it's time to change, then it’s time to change
Don't fight the tide, come along for the ride, don't you see
When it's time to change, you've got to rearrange
Who you are into what you're gonna be

With the help of writer and webmaster Ian Shane, we have given ourselves a makeover. It was surprisingly easy and relatively painless. On the inside, we are still the same magazine. On the outside, we are slightly more fabulous.

Praxis takes pride in featuring established and up-and-coming writers. We are always looking for new material and fresh voices. Check out our submission guidelines to get an idea of the kind of work we are looking for, and peruse our stories to get a feel for what we like.

We update our content regularly, so read voraciously and check back often.


Andie Ryan